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Author Sunnemark, Fredrik.

Title Ring out freedom! : the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of the civil rights movement / Fredrik Sunnemark
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 273 pages)
Contents "There must be somebody to communicate ..." -- A discourse of faith -- Western intellectualism and American ideals -- The problem of race -- Third World, Cold War, and Vietnam -- Radicalization
Summary Martin Luther King, Jr. was more than the civil rights movements most visible figure; he was its voice. Ring Out Freedom burrows deeply into King's rhetoric to consider not only his important influences but also how his words helped form and define the civil rights movement. The author shows how materialistic, idealistic, and religious ways of explaining the world coexisted in King's speeches and writings. He delineates the roles of God, Jesus, the church, and "the beloved community" in King's rhetoric. Examining King's use of allusions, Sunnemark points to a strategy of employing differen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Language.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Oratory.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Political and social views.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
English language -- United States -- Discourse analysis.
English language -- United States -- Rhetoric.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003012813
ISBN 0253110815
0253216591 (paperback; alk. paper)
0253343763 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253216595 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253343765 (cloth ; alk. paper)